SOUTH LOS ANGELES ( — Investigators Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed three people and injured one.

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The accident happened around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of W. Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Officials say a Chrysler Sebring convertible was traveling eastbound on Manchester when it slammed into a light pole and burst into flames. Eyewitness say the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting another car and collided with the pole.

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Three people were killed in the crash and fire.

Braylon Jackson survived the crash despite being ejected from the vehicle, fire officials said. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition for surgery.

The identities of the deceased victims were not released.

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Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.